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Old 11-08-2017, 06:42 PM   #101
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Honestly, this challenge is a highlight of my riding career(for lack of a better word).

Every ride was memorable, albeit, painful lol.
I barely remember doing this. I think it was winding down when I joined. Was painful on my ZRX1200R. Wish I had a faired bike lol.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:32 PM   #102
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Currently for me I just can't stand riding mine on the street, I need it sold so I can have something comfortable for both me and the wife and then I'll be back in it. So yeah I gave it up per say for the pat 2 years ish but mainly due to being uncomfortable on what I got.

Oh and yeah even wouldn't mind a street glide
This is 100% how I feel right now. My streetbike is an 1198. I'm gonna sell it or trade it for a Diavel for me and her.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:53 AM   #103
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This is 100% how I feel right now. My streetbike is an 1198. I'm gonna sell it or trade it for a Diavel for me and her.
Just don't get the x. Tire was so wide it didn't want to stay in a corner. It was a constant fight to keep it cornering.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:31 AM   #104
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they all have 240 rears
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:41 AM   #105
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they all have 240 rears
Then don't get any of them.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:05 AM   #106
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Only a few of us were hardcore enough for Kane's Polar Challenge.
Some of us still have the scars to prove we did it..

My right knee still has the evidence from my black ice high side.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM   #107
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My first bike was in 1976 when I was 4. (Fuck off old jokes)

The only time I didn't have a (street) bike was from 2000-2006 and I was absolutely miserable. I enjoy street riding way too much to stop. More so than ever since I got the job in Wally because the commute is fucking spectacular, and to be honest I really need the time on the bike going in and more often than not coming home. When I'm on the bike that's all I think about, I'm intently focused on everything about riding and nothing else. I NEED that mental-wash. It keeps me centered and leaves work at work and home at home.

I'd like to do trackdays again but reality is financially it will be a while.

Racing......probably never again, unless I got into some classic bike class or something like that.

I was ahead of the curve on the recent dirty-explosion and sold my sumo's prematurely.

I am fortunate though to have all these bikes to choose from, it's nice to think and plan on what type of ride I want to have on the way into work based on which bike I'm gonna take.

That's another thing, I'm just as focused on the Warrior cruising along as I am on the SD trying to unpretzel the chassis mid-corner and keep the rear tire in line. The Duc just makes me smile for lots of reasons. Jakes bike makes me wonder why I rode this thing to work but I still enjoy it. I don't know why but it never looses my 110% attention.

So many aspects of it fascinate me.....the lean angle, the suspension, tirewall flex, the exhaust note, the valvetrain noise, roadsurface, off camber-on camber?, I dunno, while I'm riding it's the only thing on my mind........like I'd never walk into the locker room and say, hey you know what I was thinking about on the way in? It just would never happen.......in my car......oh shit I'm an angry driver......it's like as soon as I pull out of my driveway I'm in road rage mode.......I hate it. And I hate winter because of it. (Fuck winter BTW).

Honestly I occasionally toy with the idea of getting out of it and getting a project car or a muscle car but I know it won't do it for me. It's one of those fleeting thoughts that makes me chuckle while shaking my head.......
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:19 AM   #108
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I've read all the posts and I understand why some stop riding. I've been riding since I was about 10 years old - have taken breaks - not because of kids or wife - because of time.

I was building a business working crazy hours - many of my riding friends had either moved or were in similar situations - so no outside influences to push me.

Then as quickly I had taken a break - I quickly was back on two wheels again. Motorcycling has been the number one activity/sport that I've always been drawn to.

These days I like the track more than anything - I do less street riding again mainly because most of my friends have either stopped riding on the street or our schedules never line up.

I think about will the day come that I will stop riding all together - I can't predict the future but I think what will push me to stop is my physical condition.

I might get lucky and be able to ride my entire life but that is probably not going to happen.

I already have transitioned from big heavy bikes to smaller lighter bikes - funny thing is I thought for sure I was going to get bored I haven't.

I still try to ride them to the best of my ability.

This past year I bought an R3 for the track - it was going to be my cool weather/rain bike. Well it is so much fun to ride that I rode it about 40% of time. I'm not selling my S1000RR anytime soon - but I could be very happy riding only my little 300.

So with time goes change - I just hope I keep riding for a long time.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:45 AM   #109
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I don't mind riding with friends but their availability sure as hell doesn't affect whether I'm gonna go riding or not, at least on the street. Dirt's another story, since I don't really feel like being consumed by coyotes some night.

Anyway, as far as the riding with friends thing, I kinda don't get the allure of riding with them. You can't talk while riding without intercoms, you attract more attention from cops, and probably ride faster than normal, and then when you get somewhere it's a man date with no drinks. Now that I'm typing this, I remember typing something similar before, about how it's fun being a megalomaniac riding solo.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:59 AM   #110
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I don't mind riding with friends but their availability sure as hell doesn't affect whether I'm gonna go riding or not, at least on the street. Dirt's another story, since I don't really feel like being consumed by coyotes some night.

Anyway, as far as the riding with friends thing, I kinda don't get the allure of riding with them. You can't talk while riding without intercoms, you attract more attention from cops, and probably ride faster than normal, and then when you get somewhere it's a man date with no drinks. Now that I'm typing this, I remember typing something similar before, about how it's fun being a megalomaniac riding solo.
It's fun because you feed off each other's stupidity...

Just like the NY trip this year haha.
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